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A Terrorweb Dryder, a typical Dryder

Dryders are a class of monster, i.e. a species in the bestiary of Guild Wars.

Dryders are arachnoid creatures. (They are not spiders though, but a separate species.) Two of their 8 limbs are arms that they wave while casting spells and that they use to hold weapons and focus items.

Note: In other RPGs, Driders are traditionally a cursed transformed race of dark elves. They have the upper body of a dark elf and the lower body of a spider.


Dryders are spell casters and rely heavily on hexes, especially DOT hexes. Any strategy that hinders spell casters, like energy denial or interrupts helps against them. Also, bringing hex removal skills is recommended.

On the weakness side, keep in mind that Dryders ...

Terrorweb Dryders are referred to as demons in dialogue and drop Demonic Fangs, however they are not technically demons. Tortureweb Dryders are vulnerable to Lightbringer's Gaze, however Lightbringer's Gaze is known to affect some non-demon creatures. Nicholas the Traveler mentions that Dryder bites are poisonous.

Items dropped[]

Dryders may drop the following loot (besides gold and various weapons and items):

Trophies Dryder Fangs
Crafting Materials Glob of Ectoplasm
Salvage Items various

Known Sub-Types[]

Region Sub-Species Trophy
Shiverpeak Mountains Necromancer10 Frostfire Dryder Frostfire Fang
Ring of Fire Islands Necromancer24 Dark Flame Dryder Dark Flame Fang
The Fissure of Woe Mesmer24 Doubter's Dryder --
Domain of Anguish Elementalist24 Guardian of Komalie
Elementalist28 Tortureweb Dryder
Titan Gemstone
The Underworld Necromancer24 Keeper of Souls
Elementalist28 Terrorweb Dryder1
Demonic Fang
Depths of Tyria Necromancer24 Bloodtaint Dryder
Necromancer24 Soulfire Dryder
Necromancer24 Dreadgaze Dryder
Necromancer24Terrorbond Dryder
Dryder Web
  1. Terrorweb Dryders are also encountered in the Ruins of the Tomb of the Primeval Kings and the Realm of Torment.

For an alphabetic list of all Dryders, including bosses, see also: category:Dryders